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2013 LET'S TALK!™ SPEAKERS AND TOPIC

 

1. From the Pig Skin to the Pit

Earl Campbell

 

Former NFL Running Back President, Earl Campbell Meat Products, Inc.
2. Combating Terrorism at Home and Abroad

 

Major General "Spider" Marks

Former Intelligence OfficerCEO, InVisM
3. The Right to a Trial by Jury

 

Chris Tritico '83

 

 

Houston Criminal Defense Attorney

Partner, Tritico Rainey, PLLC

4. Rising to the Top in Texas

 

Paul Kruse

 

CEO and President, Blue Bell Creameries

www.bluebell.com

5. The Woodlands Land Boom

 

Alex Sutton

 

Co-President, The Woodlands Development Company

6. Bankruptcy of Our Nation

 

 

Jerry Robinson

 

Economist columnist and Author of the best-selling book, Bankruptcy of our Nation

7. In Search of the Perfect Storm

 

Jason Doss '04

Chase Team Member, SevereStudios.com and Gis Systems Analyst, Encana Oil and Gas

www.severestudios.com

8. Cooking Up Donations for Charity

 

Austin Hanson and Belinda Hillhouse

 

Authors of "Green Beans and Guacamole"

Green Beans and GuacamoleCookbook

9. A Texas Tradition Done Well

 

Tom and Linda Perini

 

Owners of Perini Ranch Steakhouse

www.periniranch.com       

10. Through Their Eyes: A Survivors Story

 

Lili Gordon

Youngest Holocaust Survivor

www.hmh.org

11. Success in Business and Life in Challenging Economic Times

 

 

Bob Rod '65

First Vice President and Financial Broker, Raymond James and Associates

12. Traveling the Backroads

 

Bob Phillips

 

Texas Country Reporter

www.texascountryreporter.com

13. Survival Savvy

 

Lisa Bedford

 

Doomsday Prepper and Author of Survival Mom

thesurvivalmom.com

14. Fueling the Future

 

Faruk Yildiz

 

 

 

SHSU Associate Professor, Industrial Technology, Department of Agricultural and Industrial Sciences
15. Capturing Justice

 

Jean Bodon

 

 

SHSU Professor and Chair, Department of Mass Communication

97-year-old Laszlo Csatary: Most wanted Nazi War Criminal Arrested in Budapest

16. A Singular Strength

 

Linda White '90, '94

 

SHSU Retired Adjunct Professor

 

17. Making More Than A Wish

 

Tommy Austin '75

 

Founder, Make A Wish Foundation®

For more information, visit:Make A Wish Foundation

18. Modern Day Slaves

 

Ron Hickman

 

Constable, Harris County Precinct 4

Harris County law enforcement honored for fighting human trafficking

19. Applying Science to the Paranormal

Jon Strohbehn

Director, Houston Ghost Town Paranormal Investigations

houstonghosttown.com

20. Healthcare Delivery:  "The Good, The Bad, The Ugly"

Joel Allison

 

President and CEO, Baylor Health Care Systems

21. PRIVACY IS GONE: Trends in Technology Security

Charles "Chuck" Andrews '85

 

Director of Security, First Data Corp Tele-Check and Regional Vice President, ASIS

22. Social Media for Businesses

Fred Campos

President, Fun City Social Media, LLC

funcitysocialmedia.com/

23. Brewing Up A Dream

 

Dave Fougeron

 

President, Southern Star Brewing Company

southernstarbrewery.com

 

 

 

 

“Wisdom begins in Wonder.” - Socrates

 

 

 

 

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